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Wellness and Support

Hawk Week is filled with ways to enrich taking care of yourself and others in your college life. Events focusing on academic, personal, and social health illustrate the strong bond you have with your Jayhawk family.

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Whether you cultivate your endorphins by meditating, lifting weights, or both – KU has your happy place. Climb the 42-foot rock wall at Rock the Rec. Look off into the sunset as the Campanile’s bells resonate through the atmosphere. Sit at the rim of Potter Lake, close your eyes, and find your center. Hawk Week invites you to focus.

Students petting a dog as part of the Unionfest event.

Community care

KU is a safe space for everyone. Jayhawks Give a Flock is a required Hawk Week event that demonstrates techniques to protect yourself and the community around you. We are a family on the Hill, and we look out for one another.

Student chalking a mental health message on Jayhawk Boulevard.

KU cares

Campuswide, a support network is here for you. Explore Watkins Health Services for the well-being of your body and mind. We care about your monetary health, as well, and we can help you find employment at the Job Fair sponsored by the University Career Center. Whatever the need, we’ve got your back.

Students and staff at a "Be You at KU" event.

Spaces and Places

Two students stand together in the bleachers at Allen Fieldhouse

Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

Through prevention education and programming, SAPEC helps ensure a safer, healthier campus experience for all Jayhawks.
Student on the Chalk Rock climbing wall at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

Fun fact: As part of your student fees, you’re already a member at the Rec. Lucky you! Hawk Week is the perfect chance to check out the snazzy equipment and amenities you’ll soon have at your disposal.
Students studying in a room at Anschutz Library

University Academic Support Centers

UASC provides students with lab spaces, free tutoring services, specialized equipment — all the most important tools Jayhawks need to succeed. Find them at Hawk Week (and reach out during the semester).
Medical professional fills out paperwork at a vaccine clinic

Watkins Health Services

KU knows you need to feel well to do well in your studies. WHS is equipped with the facilities and professionals to help balance the demands of your mind and body. Since you’re enrolled, you’re already eligible for most services.

Plan your schedule now.

Hawk Week starts your year with momentum, direction, and fun.

Contact and Accommodations

Hawk Week has answers.

If you have questions or need more information about Hawk Week, we can help. Contact us at hawkweek@ku.edu.

Accommodation requests

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in Hawk Week, please contact the Center for Orientation & Transition Programs two weeks in advance at hawkweek@ku.edu or 785-864-4270.